What To Do When Things Suck

While I love being an entrepreneur and there’s nothing else I’d rather do, it sometimes TOTALLY SUCKS. Everything rides on my shoulders (no wonder my back has been killing me lately – seriously), it’s constant stress, lonely and the ups and downs can slap you...

My TEDx Talk on Resiliency

I was recently invited to give a TEDx talk on resiliency and it is now available online. It was an incredible experience put on by a talented group at Gustavus Adolphus College and I’m honored to have been a part of it! I hope you enjoy and please help spread...

Fight or Flight in 60 Seconds

There are many longwinded, scientific definitions of stress I could cite here, but here’s the 60 second explanation. A stressor, or stress, is anything that pushes the body out of homeostatic balance. The stress response is what your body does to restore...

Who the heck is Sneaky Pete?

I’d like to introduce you to someone very special. This is Pete. Actually, he needs no introduction because you already know him. In fact, you’ve spent your entire life with him. When you got stressed-out in that meeting last week, he’s the one who made you blurt...

The Secret to Making Change? Your Inner Caveman

Why do we vow at 8:30 AM not to eat any more sweets, yet at 3:30 PM we’ve got our hands in a co-worker’s candy stash? Why do we sign up for a gym membership we rarely ever use? Why do we say we’re going to remain calm and rational during an intense meeting, but twenty...

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